51 Hannah More Quotes

  • "Since trifles make the sum of human things, and half our misery from our foibles springs; since life's best joys consist in peace and ease, and few can save or serve, but all may please: let the ungentle spirit learn from thence, a small unkindness is a great offense."

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    Topics: Life, Joy


  • "Forgiveness is the economy of the heart. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits."

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    Topics: Forgiveness, The Heart


  • "Oh, the joy of young ideas painted on the mind, in the warm, glowing colors fancy spreads on objects not yet known, when all is new and all is lovely!"

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    Topics: Children, Youth, Joy


  • "Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it and that a very severe one."

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    Topics: Drunkenness, Humorous


  • "It is doing some service to humanity, to amuse innocently. They know but little of society who think we can bear to be always employed, either in duties or meditation, without relaxation."

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    Topics: Service, Laziness, Meditation


  • "Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty."

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    Topics: Service, Discretion


  • "Outward attacks and troubles rather fix than unsettle the Christian, as tempests from without only serve to root the oak faster; while an inward canker will gradually rot and decay it."

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    Topics: Adversity


  • "A Christian will find it cheaper to pardon than to resent. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits."

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    Topics: Forgiveness


  • "Sensibility is neither good, nor evil in itself, but in its application. Under the influence of Christian principle it makes saints and martyrs; ill-directed, or uncontrolled, it is a snare, and the source of every temptation."

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    Topics: Character


  • "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal."

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    Topics: Perseverance, Goals


  • "We have employments assigned to us for every circumstance in life. When we are alone, we have our thoughts to watch; in the family, our tempers; and in company, our tongues."

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    Topics: Character, Business, Circumstances


  • "The keen spirit seizes the prompt occasion; makes the thought start into instant action, and at once plans and performs, resolves, and executes!"

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    Topics: Achievement


  • "Prayer is not eloquence, but earnestness; not the definition of helplessness, but the feeling of it; not figures of speech, but earnestness of soul."

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    Topics: Prayer


  • "Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness."

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    Topics: Religion, Light


  • "In grief we know the worst of what we feel, But who can tell the end of what we fear?"

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    Topics: Fear, Grief



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